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August 16, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15) called on Democratic leaders to make the expanded Child Tax Credit created by the American Rescue Plan permanent. Rep. Torres was joined by advocates from Children’s Defense Fund, Fighting Chance for Families and a Bronx Resident and New York Beat the Odds Scholar and Youth Advocate to detail the importance of a permanent Child Tax Credit.
Led by Rep. Ritchie Torres, 20 Members of Congress Urge Congressional Leadership to Fully Fund Pandemic Preparedness
August 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Ritchie Torres and 19 of his House and Senate colleagues released a letter to Congressional leadership advocating to fully fund President Biden’s request to include a minimum of $30 billion in the Congressional infrastructure package to prepare for potential future pandemics. The letter was co-led in the Senate by Senators Warren and Padilla.
Rep. Torres Votes to Bring Over $9.1M in Funding for the South Bronx through House Appropriations Package
July 29, 2021
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Ritchie Torres voted to include $9,113,095 in a government funding package for eight community projects and organizations that service the South Bronx. The seven-bill government funding package (HR 4502) passed the House. This essential piece of legislation will improve the health and financial security of American families while also investing in clean energy, public health and education to set America up for future success. The package now moves to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Torres’ approved funding would go to the following projects: